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HER Number:MDV119827
Name:Hut circle in fields on northern side of Wigford Down

Summary

Visible on aerial photographs, this hut lies in one of the fields on the northern side of the Down, later utilised in the medieval period; in an area of ridge and furrow.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 541 654
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of Bronze age parallel reave field system with hut circle settlements and cairns, plus deserted Medieval settlements with long houses and pillow mounds, on Wigford Down

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 78, 48.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Butler depicts this hut circle in area of Bronze Age settlement on the Down, labelled D; one of four huts closely associated in area of rectangular fields later utilised in the medieval period; these fields are overlain by an area of ridge and furrow.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Visible on the aerial photograph. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 78, 48.1.
  • Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV2219Part of: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV12704Related to: Hut circle in corner of field on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV119826Related to: Hut circle in fields on northern side of Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2306Related to: Hut circle on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV2305Related to: Hut circle on Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)
MDV40211Related to: Medieval field system on Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)
MDV28269Related to: Ridge and furrow on Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 12 2017 11:35AM